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Green Tea Tiramisu
We all know and love the regular Italian version of this delicious cheese dessert. But
what happens when they add a very Japanese twist to it? Mascarpone cheese with green tea
flakes? It doesn't sound too appetizing, but this amazing culinary miscalculation matched
up two very different dishes and created a surprisingly delicious dessert with plenty of wa
- or harmony. Never thought of your puddings like that before, I'm sure. Here's a list of
some restaurants where you can try this concoction, all offering a great regular Japanese
meal to precede it. Julia Peterson
Most tables are secluded, making this classy place perfect for a romantic evening. Their
green tea tiramisu is made from cream cheese and milk, topped with sweet red bean paste
and whipped cream - a naughty twist that makes the dish unique. JY480.
Open 5pm-4am. Sunday/holidays 5-11pm. Fukuryu Bldg B1, 1-14-10 Ebisu Minami, Shibuya-ku
(03-5768-6678). Nearest stn: Ebisu.
Serving mostly Italian dishes with a touch of Japanese interpretation, Wainosuke's
tiramisu is a very well blended Italian and Japanese taste where the sponge cake is made
with green tea liquor and Malsala sake, giving the dessert a nice little kick. JY580.
Open 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30-10pm. Closed Sundays/holidays. 3-23-1 Shinbashi, Minato-ku
(03-3459-9022). Nearest stn: Shimbashi.
This branch of a small Japanese restaurant chain is tucked away on a little side street
just off of Koto Dori in Minami Aoyama. It specializes in chicken and vegetables, and they
do an awesome tori-sasami with yuzu-wasabi paste. After the meal, their
green tea tiramisu, which they claim they were the first to create three whole years ago,
is delightful. Using green tea from Shizuoka, the taste is delicate, yet retains the
cheesy aroma that tiramisu should have. JY680.
Open 11:30am-3pm, 5:30-11pm daily. 5-11-24 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku (03-5468-3115).
Nearest stn: Omotesando.